The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Year 5L News

Understanding perspective and the misconceptions we can have about people in relation to disability, race and culture and gender was the focus of our most recent unit of inquiry. The boys celebrated their learning in our assembly by sharing some of the work that they had undertaken to discover what constitutes a minority group and how it is important to challenge stereotypes. Each of the boys created a digital children's book in order to put their thoughts and ideas into action. The boys enjoyed the opportunity to share their books with the younger students. They learned the importance of challenging ideas and finding ways to positively influence others in their thoughts and actions. They shared their vocal talent in a song entitled, "We are Australian'. The assembly was a reminder of the richness found in diversity and the importance of acceptance and embracing difference.

Ms Irene Louden
Year 5 Teacher